ALien – Exclusive OnlineDrummer.com InterviewNate Brown
OLD: Tell us a little about yourself. Why and when did you start drumming? When did you get your first kit? etc.
ALien: I started playing around 6! Bangin my mom’s pots n pan tops going crazy! I liked to hit stuff, so drumming was the only way to live.
OLD: What do you consider as the most important drumming skill to you? (i.e. timing, improv, creating rhythms, groove, rudimental, etc)
ALien: The best thing 2 have I believe is heart beat, a chip on ya shoulder, and a whole lot of anger! That keeps u fueled! Its tacklin fuel! Like the waterboy! Quit makkkin fun of me (waterboy quote).
OLD: Do you have any good warm-up techniques to share?
ALien: Warm up 4 kids- let your ADHD kick in and imagine yourself performing in front of millions! 4 adults take a shot of Jack Dainel’s shake your hands and arms and remember when u was a kid pretending 2 perform in front of millions.
OLD: Can you give us any advice for playing live? Anything we should focus on or pay attention to?
ALien: When playin live try to 4get that people are lookin at u and judging u! That will make u mess up and then they will b like see I told u he sucked! I can play better than that! Hahahaha dats real! Just try not 2 show off on purpose! It will just happen!
OLD: Can you give us any advice as far as recording in the studio? What do we need to know?
ALien: When in the studio turn off the lights, blind fold yaself, and tweek out! The studio is made 4 experimental space travel! So float in the air, and go 2 the space nebular! Its awsomenesss! Just go Cam Newton on da $kins!
OLD: What do you consider your most memorable moment as a drummer?
ALien: I’ve been kicked out of every band I’ve been in! Dats awsome! And there’s no beef after! I’m still cool with the bands! But being put out cuz I was 2 crazy is freakin awosmeeeee dude! Dat means I’m doing something wrong and right at the same time! But it made sense in my drum mind! $kiidig.
OLD: With the release of the single “TIPSY”, what can we expect next a full length CD or EP?
ALien: People can expect crazy awsome space age pimp travels with some acid n shroom hippie music mixed in wit some universal energy.
OLD: If you could only pass along 1 piece of advice (drumming related) to the next generation, what would it be?
ALien: 4 the next generation I want the drummers 2 go Cam Newton! Go crazy hit hard n follow ya heartbeat! Stay away from reality and make ya own world! Stay away from human sightings and stay alien-nated! Alien live 4ever humans have ages! Join da alien drum nation! $kiiiidigggggg!